Being a Single Mom Means I'm Bitter and Broken?
Episode 001: Show notes
In today's episode I talk about what it truly means to be a single mom, also why the world seems to think single moms are bitter and broken. I just felt like I wanted to touch on this for any moms who may be struggling with judgment especially judgment while being a single mom. We are automatically have a label on us and those labels are all very, very negative.
Being a single mom automatically means bitter
The first topic I discuss how making certain life decisions that affect you and you're family alone does not make you a bitter or angry single mom. I also talk about how the choices of a few single moms should not define all single moms as a whole.
I see a bunch of posts on Facebook and all over social media are all single moms who are bitter because they fought for custody. And these moms are bitter because either apparently bitter because he's the father of their children has moved on and got married or have a new relationship or their relationship with them. So now they're on shots. Well I do recognize that there are moms who do that. That is not the case for every single mom.
You're definitely not broken
I also discuss how leaving a situation that was toxic for you does not mean you're broken. Acceptance of a situation that you never planned for is a hard thing to do but it's not impossible as you learn grow struggle and persevere. in the beginning is next to impossible to think of single motherhood as an easy or beautiful thing in many ways it's not.
Once the dust settles it can't be just because your mom living with depression it does not make you broken. I mean being a single mom we are prone to more isolation. We don't have somebody there everyday to help us. We may have to wait for a marriage or a relationship so we're away from our family and friends so we're isolated and all we do is take care of our kids and work so we don't have the sense of community that other moms have.
- Hear why making important decisions for you and your child does NOT make you bitter [ 05:38 ]
- Listen and understand that being a single mom does not make you broken [ 00:38 ]